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Friday, August 3, 2007

Aogust 03, 2007 Port Chester News



The Guatemalan Consulate General in New York began issuing the photo identification cards to its citizens in August 2002. To receive a card, an individual must submit a valid passport, a birth certificate or cédula, Consul General Rosa Maria Merida said. The card costs $15.

"The Guatemalan ID card is a very safe document," Merida said. "We have taken all appropriate measures to verify and ensure the cards' security. We are sure that the document is true and correct."

... true and correct." The consulate has provided more than 70 mobile consulate service centers, including ones in Port Chester, Mamaroneck and Mount Kisco, Merida said. This year, 11,300 photo ID cards have been issued throughout New York, New Jersey, ...

Full Story: Journal News


by Dave

Al and Ruby were married at Port Chester, New York on 21 September 1928. He was (at least) forty three. She was nineteen. Ruby's parents objected to the marriage right up to the time the ceremony was performed by a justice of the peace. ...


Police Blotter
Four-year term in teen's rape

“My client continues to steadfastly maintain his innocence”
An illegal immigrant from Ecuador will serve four years in prison for raping a 14-year-old girl last March during an afternoon of drinking in his parents' Chickahominy home.
... and sodomized her. Authorities said the two other defendants, a 15-year-old Greenwich boy and a 16-year-old Port Chester, N.Y., boy, also raped the girl. The two other defendants, whose names were withheld because of their ages, have pleaded ...

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Stamford (AP) _ A 20-year-old man, one of three suspects charged in a gang rape in Greenwich, has been sentenced to four years in prison.....

... bedroom and sexually assaulted her. Police say two other suspect, a 15-year-old Greenwich boy and a 16-year-old Port Chester, New York boy, also raped the girl. They have pleaded not guilty and their trials are pending.
Full Story: WTHN



Luiz Ribeiro sat in a classroom with two friends and fussed with some toothpicks and candy.

... for a diverse world.' Eight districts from Westchester County - Bedford, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Ossining, Port Chester, Sleepy Hollow, Valhalla and White Plains - take part in the program. Starting in seventh grade, students are chosen after ...

Full Story: Journal News


Bloggers Are Still Excited About The Brody Case

by rht - a land use and appellate lawyer based in Honolulu, Hawaii

A New York federal court has ruled in favor of a property owner that a municipality wrongfully exercised eminent domain and denied the landowner procedural due process by not providing proper notice of his right to contest the taking. Brody v. Village of Port Chester, No. 00 Civ. 7481 (HB) (SDNY, July 18, 2007).

.....The rationale of the Brody decisions should have broad application any time a statutory scheme provides a finite time window to make a challenge to the government's determination of public use or the propriety of a condemnation. The government has an affirmative obligation to make reasonable attempts to inform the property owner, and those attempts must include "conspicuous mention" of any time limitations. Story here from the local newspaper. Full opinion of the court here.

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"Village Attorney Anthony Cerreto believes it is now appropriate for the village to obtain separate counsel."

By Jananne Abe

After a federal judge ruled against the Village of Port Chester last month in an eminent domain case that has been dragging on for seven years, the village attorney is recommending that the municipality hire its own law firm to defend the suit going forward. Up until this point, Port Chester has been represented by developer G&S Port... [more]


Chowhound Chatter

It is called The International Cafe. I have not seen feijoada there ever. You could always ask. They seem particularly nice. I agree about the meat.I like to order the extudo sandwich which feeds two, or you bring home half. to enjoy .

... but I'm more worried about the non seafood options. Menu online looked weak in that regard. Thoughts? * Nessa - Port Chester. I'd never even heard of this place until a post a few weeks ago. Sounds great, but sounds expensive. In my price range? ...
Editor's Note
Here Are Two Reports From The Westmore News
That Do Not Seem To Be Tainted By The Fact
That Westmore News Founder Bernard Abel
Once Again Failed To Pay His Property Taxes
And Is Feuding With Local Politicians
"Family, friends, beer greet Pfc. John Evans"
By Jeff Benzak

Pfc. John Evans is home from the Iraq war for 18 days.
Evans, a 2003 Port Chester High School graduate and former captain of the football team, arrived at his family's Terrace Avenue home Wednesday afternoon. He has been in East Baghdad for the past 10 months.
"It's unreal," he said after being home... [more]
For Port Chester family, a fire reveals love of a community
"Turtle dies in Munson St. blaze"
By Jeff Benzak

A fire swept through part of the Savanella family home on Munson Street in Port Chester Sunday evening, causing significant fire and water damage and claiming the life of a pet turtle.
The blaze began at about 4:30 p.m. in a small second-floor room located above the garage of the brown stucco home. Moments...

August 03, 2007 Rye Brook, Westchester & Beyond

By White Plains CitizeNetReporter

The shocking, unexpected descent of the I-35 West Bridge (in Minneapolis, Minnesota) into the Mississippi River yesterday – which began life in 1967 – eight years after the Tappan Zee Bridge opened – should be a sobering wake-up fall to the Department of Transportation, the MTA and the New York State Thruway Authority and the Port of New York Authority bridgemasters, too -- as well as county leaders in Rockland and Westchester County.....

... as 170,000 vehicles daily. If nothing is done to relieve congestion in the I-287 corridor between Suffern and Port Chester, by 2030 traffic crossing the bridge will increase to 200,000 cars per day. Travel times are expected to grow significantly." ...

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The dramatic and deadly collapse of Minnesota's Interstate 35W bridge was a grim reminder of the fatal failure of a highway span less than five miles from Westchester.

Three people died and three were badly hurt when a 100-foot section of northbound Interstate 95 gave way over the Mianus River in Greenwich, Conn., early on June 28, 1983.....

... and flagged down a trucker who radioed for help. The bridge collapse also caused colossal headaches in nearby Port Chester, which was overrun with detoured traffic. Westchester officials directed truck traffic into Connecticut, only to have state ...

Full Story: Journal News


Letter To The Editor

This is truly local government at its best: an independent Playland study that will cost the taxpayers thousands of dollars only to be told what we already know. There is no accountability from County Executive Andrew Spano all the way down the chain of "politicos" and that the park is not safe.....

....It is merely luck that has kept this park from experiencing other tragic accidents and nothing else. What do you expect when you have a bunch of high school kids in charge of operations? Playland should be sold tomorrow to Louis Cappelli and or Donald Trump and stop the bleeding now. How about a nice golf course along the Sound? The county can screw that up, too, but at least no one will die!

Edward J. Gerrity III

Port Chester

Read All Of This Editorial Here.
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